Authorities are investigating how a suspect drove away with a San Francisco fire battalion chief's SUV on Sunday night. (Anna Latino/2013 Special to S.F. Examiner)

Suspect arrested after stealing SF fire battalion chief’s truck

Police arrested a suspect who allegedly walked into a San Francisco fire station and drove away with a battalion chief’s SUV on Sunday night, authorities said.

The suspect stole the vehicle around 8:40 p.m. out of Fire Station 8, located at 36 Bluxome St., fire department spokesperson Jonathan Baxter said.

Officers arrested the suspect within 20 minutes in the 700 block of Folsom Street, according to Baxter.

Baxter said the vehicle was parked inside the station, though it was unclear how the suspect managed to enter and drive away with the vehicle.

“We do have security measures in place at all of our stations that we will be looking at to see how this individual was able to get into that vehicle,” Baxter said.

No one was injured in the incident.

The Police Department did not immediately release information about the suspect.

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